Nicholas Paroshy

2022 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research recipient

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Master’s student
University of Alberta

From a young age, Nick has been fascinated by Canadian wildlife, from red squirrels to woodland caribou. These days, the University of Alberta master’s student’s fascination has led him to searching for other wildlife, particularly polar bears, throughout the Canadian Arctic. He is focusing on the movement of polar bears in two distinct Canadian sub-populations: the Western Hudson Bay and the Southern Beaufort Sea.

He aims to identify critical drivers for polar bear movement, while attempting to understand how bears move across sub-population boundaries while out on the sea ice. He hopes his work will support the development of appropriate management strategies and update current policy to better aid polar bears.

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